Consuming vs Producing & Sharing

Awhile ago I posted about Passive vs Active content consumption.

This talk by Clay Shirky on Cognitive Surplus at the Web 2.0 Expo is a much more in depth look at what I was noticing and trying to articulate in my post last year.

I watch much less television, almost never listen to the radio, and see far fewer movies because I am choosing to spend my time with interactive media the allows me to participate. Things like gaming, podcasting, blogging or producing YouTube videos.